2017 Deployment Track Workshops:


The Deployment Track is designed for Veterans who have already broken into the federal marketplace and are seeking knowledge to grow. This track brings in seasoned Veteran owned contractors, prime contractors and federal agency representatives as presenters to inform and inspire owners as they seek to grow their federal procurement businesses. Workshops include:


10:00AM-11:00AM Cybersecurity and Government Contracting: Cybersecurity guidance and requirements for government contractors continue to evolve, with significant developments for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and new rules for federal government and civilian agency contractors. These developments will continue to have a profound impact on compliance efforts for contractors, protection and recovery from cyber-attacks and efforts to create educational pathways for future cyber warriors. Join this panel as they discuss the future of cybersecurity in government contracting.

  • Kimberly Purlia (Purlia Parris LLC)
  • Ted Bujewski (DoD Office of Small Business Programs)
  • Quiana Gainey (SecureTech360)



11:30AM-12:45PM Prime Contractors Panel – Insights & Forecast: This panel of Small Business Liaison Officers will provide information and perspective on the future of federal procurement and guidance on how Veteran small businesses can be successful in securing contract opportunities with prime contractors. Our panel of experts include:

  • Shawn Ralston (AECOM)
  • Wayne Pizer (CACI)
  • Ludmilla Parnell (General Dynamics)
  • Bobbie Starkey (SAIC)
  • Diane Dempsey (BAE Systems)
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